This one-year Foundation course gives you the chance to explore different creative areas before choosing the subject you want to take a degree in.
Our Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies Programme is delighted to have achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating in its 2018 Ofsted inspection – in all four areas. You can read more here and see the full report here.
It’s the perfect way to find your creative voice and to boost your existing skills and portfolio if they’re not quite up to degree standard. Or you might just like to enjoy a year of being creative before moving on to something else.
Take a look at the fees page for more information about fees and funding for this course.
What you'll study
This course is geared towards the preparation of a portfolio of work to support your application to a Higher Education course. Throughout the course, your practical studio work will be supported by a programme of contextual studies in art and design.
View the full specification from awarding body UAL
What students are doing
A Foundation diploma is the perfect way to begin your creative pathway. Take a look at the gallery below to find out more about the work that our Foundation students have been making.
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Staff On The Course
You’ll be taught by specialist lecturers and technicians on the Foundation pathways. You can find out more about staff by browsing their profiles below.
Course Leader Foundation Diploma (Art and Design)
Josh Read is the Course Leader for Foundation Diploma (Art and Design) specialising in Graphic Communication. He is a senior academic that has taught for 20 years on a wide range of academic levels. Before becoming a teacher he worked on games magazines, informative PC and Windows magazines as well as flyers, posters and specialist literature for a variety of well-known names such as Sony, Nintendo and Universal Studios, which has given him a wide base of practical and real world of skills to...Full profile